Most Frequent Cause of Weather Fatalities in the United States

A most frequent cause of weather fatalities ranked by a number of reported incidents in National Weather Service County Warning Area, compiled by a meteorologist Ian Livingston.

The map boundaries show the County Warning Area of every of the 122 National Weather Service offices in the United States, and the data were taken from NOAA.

According to NOAA, heat is the most lethal type of weather in the United States, killing 130 people each year.

Most Frequent Cause of Weather Fatalities in the United States (1999 - 2018)
Ian Livingston

Heat is the top cause in central, southern and western United States parts.

Flooding is the second most dangerous type of weather in the United States (81 deaths per year). Flooding is the most cause of deaths in the central and eastern parts of the United States.

Hurricanes are the third most deadly type of weather in the U.S. (70 deaths per year). Hurricanes are the most frequent cause in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee.

The Great Lakes, lake many other northern areas of the country have the top cause of winter weather deaths. Avalanches are the topmost cause of deaths in most of the Rockies.

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